Classic Educational Television: ''Mr. Wizard'' - Episode on ''Electricity''
Topics Classic TV
, Don Herbert
, NBC Television Network
, National Broadcasting Company
, Better Than Family Guy
, Public Domain TV
, Public Domain Television
An episode of the popular classic educational series "Mr. Wizard" in this case about electricity. Far more entertaining than "Flavor of Love". Nice Retro TV! This show was aimed at children.
Run time 28:33Production Company NBC Television NetworkAudio/Visual Sound, Black and White
February 1, 2012
Sundays at 12 Noon
I believe that's when Mr. Wizard aired in those days. I watched him quite often as a kid science geek. Don Herbert always seemed such a nice guy, like a friendly teacher, doctor, or pharmacist. Many cool lessons were learned sitting in front of our old RCA tube TV every Sunday at 12 Noon.
Yep, I'd be deliriously happy if all the crackpot televangelists vanished from the airwaves, to be replaced by the promotion of education and science by great people like Mr. Wizard.
February 22, 2010
A catalog site for Classic TV shows
If you like Classic TV from of the 50's, I found a catalog site that makes it easy to find and watch episodes streaming from Archive.org at:
The Classic TV Channel
There are currently over 400 individual episodes of about 30 different programs, and the site is growing day by day. Check it out!
July 23, 2009
For anyone who cares…
… this one aired on May 12, 1963.
June 24, 2009
Compare this show to the situation in Iran, and try to seriously claim that our society is not in a state of decadence and decline. This show sought to educate children, while President Ahmadinejad basically hijacked the election! Unfortunately, some people are more interested in maintaining their place in power, than creating shows that are informational, and thought provoking. How sad.
Thank you for posting this.
June 19, 2009
Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday!
Regardless of what Mr Mayer thought, television was clearly here to stay, at least for a little while. Though NBC is currently losing a lot of money.
That said, this ain't a bad little program, which is probably why I uploaded it. It's far more entertaining than say "ET: The Video Game" and frankly I'd take it over this years model as well. Quiet, Daggott.
This episode on electricity is "shockingly" entertaining. Debbie was probably right to make a song called "Electric Youth".
Hey! Don't be a square, this is certainly a good show. But then, what do I know? Most reviews on IA go on and on about stuff unrelated to the film.
Once, I ate a delicious cake for my Birthday, which included edible stickers with characters from ABC cartoons.
I HATE YOU, ADOLF HITLER!!
It's pretty cool to see that old record player being part of the electricity demonstation.
If You've Got Trouble, you can't have more trouble than NBC.
Still, this is an entertaining program, well worth watching since it's refreshingly unpretensious.
I Will Eat Joey!!
UPDATE: Perhaps a went a little too far with the weirdness in this review. I'll have to try to moderate myself.
June 17, 2009
Yes, it is better...
Compare this show to "Flavor of Love", and try to seriously claim that our society is not in a state of decadence and decline. This show sought to educate children, "Flavor" seeks to promote intellectual childishness. Unfortunately, crudity and an anti-intellectual attitude seems to currently sell more deodorant, than shows that are informational, and thought provoking. How sad.
Thank you for posting this.